"Books by
 the Beach!"

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Upcoming Activities!


Saturday, September 24th

12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Learn techniques from local artist Suzie Blackburn using everyday objects to print beautiful patters on a canvas tote bag.  Sign up as space is limited by calling 831-427-7710.

 Hours at LSB Branch:

Tuesday  10 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday  1:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 10 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 pm

   The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library have made the Library a central part of the community.  Activities, such as the Sand Castle Building Classes, Book Clubs, e-reader workshop and the Summer Programs, have brought patrons back to our Library.
    The LSB chapter was formed in the fall of 2009 after our branch received drastic cuts in hours. The chapter has been raising funds with local book sales and donations from our community.
    The chapter organized a browsing collection of bestsellers for library patrons and underwritten successful workshops.  They purchased a bar code duplicating machine to add the additional bar codes  required for the self check machines, installed at all branches.  Chapter member volunteers utilized the machine to add the bar code to our collection and then the machine was given to the library system for use at other branches. 
    In 2010 the Friends of LSB Library celebrated the 60th birthday of the branch with readings by children's authors, a reptile show, an exhibit of e-readers and of course, birthday cake.
    The Friends continue to find ways of serving the community.  They are underwriting the after school program which includes Homework Help, Lego Machines, Wii, Minecraft and other activities.  We are supporting a "Homework Helper" program for all students. We are also researching possibilities for additional workshops and activities for adults.  We now have a Movie discussion group, Movie Club, two book groups, and an arm chair travel.
The chapter is also pro-active in updating and refurbishing the LSB Library interior.  We have replaced the chairs and table and installed shades for the windows.
    If you have ideas that would enrich our Library please contact us. 

Recent Announcements

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  • Mind Craft Minecraft.EduThursday 3:00  - 5:00 Ages 8-18.  Space limited.  First come - first servedDirected Mindcraft play begins again on October 6th!  It will continue through November 3rd
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 7:56 PM by Margie Bowles
  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM This program is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade.  Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Sessions are by appointment ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2016, 5:31 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Matinee@ the Library  Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month from 11:00 (before the Library opens at 1:00)Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movie in the library. Next meeting ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2016, 3:20 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food! Our September destinations are Serbia and Iceland. Thursday, September 1st at 10:30am. Want to share your travel ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:45 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Not-So-Simple Machines Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM11/10 - 12/15 (No Session 11/24)  Create Lego devices with gears, levers & pulleys, then motorize them.Children and Teens ages 9 ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2016, 3:01 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Homework Help Free homework assistance at the library:Every Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 - During the school year.  The Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2016, 5:28 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Book Sale NEXT BOOK SALE - November!Every summer and fall the Friends of the Library have a used book sale which helps provide funds for activities that the Friends offer at the ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:57 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Club Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 to 2:00Next meeting - November 15th For information on upcoming movies to discuss call 831-427-7710 ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2016, 3:19 PM by Margie Bowles
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